Brooklyn Women Enjoying Life

Sandra with the five grandchildren who live with her. Credit Michelle V. Agins/The New York Times

Sandra with the five grandchildren who live with her. Credit Michelle V. Agins/The New York Times

B-WEL aims to improve the physical and emotional health of women struggling with or in recovery from drug or alcohol abuse. The program partners in-patient and out-patient treatment providers to help women address barriers to staying in treatment, including domestic violence, family issues, court involvement, ambivalence, and unmanaged symptoms of depression, trauma or mental illness. We also work with women who are not in treatment to explore and identify goals related to risk reduction and/or sobriety and to connect them to appropriate programs. B-WEL services include:

  • Individual counseling to explore readiness to make changes related to substance use, health risk behaviors, relationships and participation in mental health services

  • Case management and advocacy to ensure that women have all the services and benefits that they need for themselves and their families

  • Accompaniment to critical appointments

  • Parenting groups and support, using curricula approved by ACS and Courts

  • Anger Management groups, for both voluntary and court-mandated participants

  • Individual and Group Seeking Safety, an evidence-based intervention to address the intersection of trauma and addiction

  • Recreational programming to promote creativity, community and self-care

  • Weekly, drop-in, co-ed SMART Recovery group (no BWEL Enrollment Required)

Eligibility: Any woman currently residing in Brooklyn seeking support related to substance use or recovery. family with children 0-5 is eligible to receive services. Services are primarily delivered in the office but home visits and accompaniment to community appointments are also available. Please call our intake line for details at 718-230-1379

Languages: Services are available in English and Spanish